Serena Williams‘ ambition to win three straight U.S. Open championships looked to be coming apart at the start of her quarterfinal match against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta on Wednesday.Williams lost the first three game of the match. But she did not lose her confidence. In fact, she somehow found some optimism in the shaky play.“I don’t feel like I was doing too much wrong,” the five-time champion at the U.S. Open said. “So I said, ‘If she keeps it up, she absolutely deserves the win.’ And I just tried to do a little better.”Well, she did much better. Williams won the next six games to take the set and go on to a relatively pedestrian 6-3, 6-2 conquest to advance to the semis to face 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova.Getting to this point was a treat for the best player in the world: She had not reached the semifinals in a major this year. She lost in the fourth round at the Australian Open, the second at the French Open, and the third at Wimbledon. The last time she didn’t reach at least one Grand Slam title match in a season was 2006, when she entered only two of the sport’s top tournaments.“Well, honestly, I’ve had a tough year in the majors and I’ve (lost to) some great players that weren’t in the top 10,” Williams said. “So you can never underestimate anyone.”Williams is bidding to become the first woman with three consecutive U.S. Open titles since Chris Evert won four in a row from 1975-78. The 32-year-old American also is trying to pull even with Evert and Martina Navratilova at 18 Grand Slam singles trophies.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppUnited States, July 20, 2017 – Miami, FL – Caribbean viewers will have a front row seat to watch the best young athletes from the across the Commonwealth in action at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, as Flow Sports, the Home of Sports in the Caribbean, airs 8 hours of live coverage each day, from July 19 to 23rd.The largest-ever edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will be hosted this year in The Bahamas and presented by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).Flow Sports will once again deliver anytime, anywhere access so ‘on-the-go’ viewers can have the option of watching the coverage on the Flow Sports App or via the website, www.flowsports.co.According to Sean Riley, Managing Director of Flow Sports, “We are pleased to announce that Flow Sports has worldwide distribution rights to broadcast the Commonwealth Youth Games. We are truly proud of this development as it gives our talented young regional athletes significantly more exposure while allowing their families, friends and fans the opportunity to see them in action as they compete on the world stage. This will no doubt delight Caribbean people in the diaspora who wish to catch up on the action of our up and coming star athletes.” As with the highly successful coverage of the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games in Curacao this past Easter, the Flow Sports team of well-known Caribbean sports media personalities will cover a variety of disciplines such as aquatics, boxing, beach volleyball, beach soccer and judo, anchored in the highly anticipated track-and-field events.The Commonwealth Youth Games is the largest sporting competition to ever take place in The Bahamas and at the official press conference to announce the Games, BTC Interim CEO Dexter Cartwright said, “Today is a very special day for BTC, our sister company Flow Sports l, as we open our arms here in The Bahamas to welcome hundreds of young athletes from almost 70 countries. Continuing our mission to invest heavily in sports, we are proud to officially announce our $250,000 investment in the sixth edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games – and we’re confident it’s going to be the best yet. Good luck to all the competitors!”For a full listing of the daily times for live event broadcasts, please visit the Flow Sports website at www.flowsports.co/tv-guide/.This is the first time the event has been held in the Caribbean in over 50 years – the last being the 1966 Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.Press Release: FLOW Related Items: